High Blood pressure

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  1. HopeJoy29

    HopeJoy29 Well-Known Member

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    Hi girls...
    My last pregnancy i was diagnosed with Pre Eclampsia @ 36 weeks.
    I had my booking appointment on sunday and my midwife said i am in the ' red ' group ( danger group ) which has made me feel soooo anxious already.
    She checked my blood pressure and it was 149/79? Not sure if this is high or borderline.
    Now im worried i get pre-eclampsia again.
     
  2. kaz1983

    kaz1983 Well-Known Member

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    Hey hun ive had probs wi high bp too two or three docs have sed it is pre eclampsia an my regular doc says its not im sure the midwife would have said if it was high bottom number seems ok to me not sure about the top on wen my top number was 150 the bortom one was 107 id mibbe ask if they will keep an eye on ur bp to ease yr worry xx
     
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    They are both high.

    My booking in appointment my blood pressure was 100/60 and two days ago it was 98/68 but tbh it was a student midwife and she had to take it twice so I'm not convinced it was a completely accurate reading lol. (I doubt it was far off though).

    You could try drinking more water/juice, reducing salt, I'm not sure what else really.
    If you had done a lot of walking or exercise shortly before the appointment or were nervous/stressed that could cause a high reading.


    According to a page I found, anything under 120/80 is acceptable/normal, but if one of the readings is higher, they go by the higher reading. By your first number of 149 that puts you in "stage 1 hypertension."

    Did your midwife say what she'd do next?

    I'd assume they'd check you more often and if it is regularly high there are medications they can give you to bring it down I think.

    I think if it was high after 20 weeks they would prescribe bed rest and possibly admit you to keep an eye on it.
     
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    Mines went up after 28weeks an im pumping out protein too so been seen every week since then an had 2 admissions to hospital xx
     
  5. Mrsbee

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    To be fair as well though, you could have been anxious? I went to the doctors a few weeks ago my temp was like 38.6, I was tachy as my heart rate was 112 and bp was sky high.... Yet the next day when I'd relaxed all was normal again xxx
     
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    79 is perfectly fine for your diastolic BP. 149 is a little on the higher side for your systolic but just get your practice nurse to check it in between your midwife appointments and see how it goes. Do your best not to feel anxious about it because that in turn will push it up when your getting it checked xx
     
  7. HopeJoy29

    HopeJoy29 Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone

    Thank-you all for reading and replying.

    I was a little anxious but she made me feel really comfortable chatting away that i thought i was relaxed.
    I have my scan @ 13 weeks plus 5 days so im not seen again until 12th feb. Im not sure if they would check my blood pressure then? I walk around 8/10 miles a day my job is quiet active. I dink alot of water but maybe need to drink more... Its so frustrating .
     
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    No advice hun but hope it resolves itself, definitely something you could do without worrying about! X
     

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